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Friday, April 8, 2022

Lore of the Bambino: 100 Great Babe Ruth Stories by Jonathan Weeks - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Jonathan Weeks and his exciting new book, “Lore of the Bambino: 100 Great Babe Ruth Stories,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Jonathan and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of good luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

Lore of the Bambino:

100 Great Babe Ruth Stories

by Jonathan Weeks


GENRE:  Sports-History-Biography



More than seventy years after his death, Babe Ruth continues to fascinate generations of fans. His exciting adventures on and off the field have become essential reading for students of baseball and pop culture. While most Ruth biographies are filled with mundane facts, Lore of the Bambino is the equivalent of a greatest hits compilation. Ruth’s extraordinary (and at times incredulous) tales carry readers on an enthralling journey through the life of the most celebrated sports figure of the twentieth century. All of the most popular anecdotes (such as the Babe’s alleged “called shot” in the 1932 World Series) are thoroughly covered along with many lesser known narratives.



Though his hitting was quite extraordinary, Ruth was only slightly above average as an outfielder. On the plus side, he had a strong, accurate arm. On the negative side, he was a bit clumsy at times, finishing among the top five in errors during eight seasons. On August 20, 1923, he was forced to make one of the trickiest catches of his career.

During the ninth inning of a 16-5 Yankee blowout in Chicago, a dog got loose somehow and wandered into leftfield, where Ruth was stationed. With the game well in hand, the playful Yankee slugger began clowning around. He got down on all fours and followed the dog around. He then removed his glove and threw it, prompting the canine to fetch. As the Babe’s new friend ran off with his mitt, rookie pitcher Paul Castner hit a fly ball to left field. Ruth caught the ball bare-handed for the first out of the inning. The Chicago crowd roared with laughter and gave the Babe an appreciative round of applause.

Ruth’s adventures in the outfield were numerous. He once got his finger caught in the right field screen at Yankee Stadium, tearing his nail off in the process. During a spring training game, he ran headfirst into a palm tree in pursuit of a fly ball. Even so, his lifetime fielding percentage was slightly above the league average at the time of his retirement.



My Infinite Playlist:

When I’m writing, I prefer relative quiet. I’m usually able to block out background noise, but music is something that commands my attention. I actually find it difficult to concentrate on anything else when a good song is playing. I taught myself to play guitar years ago and, in addition to covering songs from some of my favorite bands, I have written a few songs of my own. Composing lyrics is quite a bit different from writing prose. With prose, there is less metrical structure beyond standard grammar and syntax. You use as many words as necessary to paint a vivid picture. In contrast, song lyrics are tightly structured. You paint a picture with fewer strokes and don’t have to worry as much about grammar or syntax.

Although I don’t listen to music while I’m writing, I use it to decompress after I’ve been at my keyboard for several hours. I have one of those Amazon Echo Dot devices in my office and I use it like a jukebox. I enjoy most styles of music with the exception of rap, jazz, and twangy country. I prefer bands over solo artists. I find myself drawn to alternative music and progressive rock. I prefer vocalists with unconventional voices. I have tried hard over the years to keep up with what’s new to avoid getting stuck in a static musical time realm. If I had to create a playlist from the music I have been listening to over the previous year, it would definitely include the following songs:

Scratchcard Lanyard by Dry Cleaning

Cure for Me by Aurora

Eat Them Apples by Suzi Wu

Scarlett by Holly Humberstone

Soul Number 5 by Caroline Rose

Simulation Swarm by Big Thief

The Hardest Cut by Spoon

Naïve by The Kooks

Heartbreaker by The Walkmen

Flashed Junk Mind by Milky Chance

Heat Above by Greta Van Fleet

Context: Fearless Part I by Crown Lands

If you haven’t heard these songs, I urge you to check them out. Maybe you’ll end up adding them to your own playlist.



A lifelong sports fan, Weeks has published several non-fiction books on the topic of baseball. Additionally, he has two novels to his credit--one of them a posthumous collaboration with his father. His latest project: Best of the Bruins: Boston's All Time Great Players and Coaches, is due out in 2021.





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  1. Thanks so much for hosting my tour! I'll be stopping by periodically throughout the day to answer any questions and respond to comments. I enjoy interacting with readers.

    1. Jonathan ~ Good morning!! Welcome back to FAB!! It is so great to have you here again!! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour!! :)

  2. Sounds like a book I will enjoy.

  3. The books sound great, thank you for sharing.